Tag: analysis

Staff ReportsOctober 2, 2018
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In a new report for backers of a proposed constitutional amendment on greyhound racing, economist and financial advisor Hank Fishkind says “claims that Amendment 13 would cause economic harm are incorrect and not supportable.” Carey Thiel asked Fishkind, a former University of Florida economics professor, to “review claims of economic damage” by the amendment from […]

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State Rep. Matt Caldwell, who topped three opponents in Tuesday’s Republican primary for agriculture commissioner, won 43 of the state’s 67 counties, including his home county of Lee and urban centers of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Orange counties. Caldwell, a real-estate appraiser from North Fort Myers, received 34.6 percent of the 1.5 million votes […]

Michael MolineAugust 28, 2018
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Steve Vancore learned the political operative game at the knee of legendary practitioner Marian Johnson some 30 years ago, at Florida Lawyers Action Group. Today, he’s one of Florida’s leading political consultants and pollsters, operating as a partner in VancoreJones Communications, and teaches media application at Florida State University. He even made the Influence 100 list of […]

Jim RosicaOctober 24, 2016
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The team behind this year’s medical marijuana amendment has released an 11-page “intent” memo for voters to “understand the purposes” of the initiative. “Voters should vote for an amendment fully understanding the intent of the drafters,” said the document, obtained by FloridaPolitics.com on Monday. “Fostering voter understanding is the central purpose of this memo, and […]

Scott PowersOctober 6, 2016
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A detailed analysis of requests for mail-in ballots in Florida for the Nov. 8 general election shows Democrats are getting more proficient at getting their voters to request such ballots but still trail Republicans, especially among “super voters.” The analysis, done by Associated Industries of Florida, finds that so far this election, 2.66 million mail ballots [formerly […]


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